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Pinto World Championship held in Tulsa

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 08:17:26-04

Hundreds of pinto horses have arrived with their owners to show off their skills here in Green Country.

Competitors from across the nation - as well as Mexico and Canada are here for the 54th Pinto World Championship.

Competing in a wide range of classes - such as trail, ranch riding, and western pleasure.

"This show draws around 1,500 to 1,800 horses," said retired Executive Vice President Joe Grissom. "There will be about 8,000 class entries this week. People come and it's a real family friendly atmosphere and intense competition."

Grissom says the event is great for the economy with hundreds of people staying in Tulsa's hotels during the nearly two week competition.

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